The Catholic and Protestant dioceses in Hyderabad organized a joint protest against the 'Innocence of Muslims' film on 16th September. While they were driving back from this protest is support of their Muslim countrymen, unknown gunman opened fire on a van in which nuns and other women were travelling, injuring the driver, Imran Masih. In addition, unknown gunmen opened fire on the St Xavier church in Hyderabad, according to a source, killing a man known only as Mangi.
Vinny Masih of the BPCA said;
"This incident illustrates the level of hatred that is meted out on Christians. Christians in Pakistan protested on behalf of Muslim's, in a show of solidarity, yet became targets for another sickening attack. Our defenceless minority living there have become anathema to many despite so much positive contribution."